"Luhrmann may take liberties with musical conventions in Gatsby, but he and his wife, designer Catherine Martin, strove for greater period authenticity—a dazzling version, to be sure—in the lavish sets. Over the past 20 years Martin has headed production and costume design on nearly all of Luhrmann’s projects, and as such has been key in fashioning his films’ visual pizzazz (she won two Oscars for her work on Moulin Rouge). For Gatsby, she oversaw 42 individual sets created in and around Sydney, both on location and on soundstages. It took her team 14 weeks just to build, paint, and decorate Gatsby’s mansion, which called for a grand ballroom, library, master bedroom, entrance hall, and terrace, as well as a garden." Read the full article here.